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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Evelyn Bowles 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 100%
Steve Davis 100%
Vince Demuzio 100%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 100%
Michael Giglio 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Julie Hamos 100%
Rickey Hendon 100%
Constance Howard 100%
Emil Jones, Jr. 100%
Lovana Jones 100%
Howard Kenner 100%
Carol Ronen 100%
Ricca Slone 100%
Michael Smith 100%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 100%
Wyvetter Younge 100%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 97%
Gary Hannig 97%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 97%
Larry Woolard 97%
Calvin Giles 96%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 95%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 94%
Richard Bradley 94%
Thomas Dart 94%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 94%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 94%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 94%
Edgar Lopez 94%
Joseph Lyons 94%
Larry McKeon 94%
Sonia Silva 94%
Margaret Smith 94%
Joel Brunsvold 93%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 92%
Thomas Holbrook 92%
Charles Morrow III 92%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 92%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 91%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 91%
John McGuire 91%
James DeLeo 90%
Miguel Del Valle 90%
Dennis Jacobs 90%
Shirley Jones 90%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 90%
Dan Reitz 90%
George Shadid 90%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 90%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 89%
Harold Murphy 89%
Todd Stroger 89%
James Fowler 88%
Mary O'Brien 88%
George Scully, Jr. 88%
Arthur Turner 88%
Lauren Beth Gash 87%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 87%
Douglas Scott 87%
Ralph Capparelli 86%
Julie Curry 86%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 86%
Kurt Granberg 86%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 86%
John Philip Novak 86%
Wanda J Sharp 86%
William Shaw 86%
Robert Bugielski 85%
Michael Boland 84%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 84%
Charles Hartke 84%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 83%
Lawrence Walsh 83%
Patrick Welch 83%
James Brosnahan 82%
Robert Molaro 82%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 81%
Louis Viverito 79%
Skip Saviano 77%
Kevin McCarthy 75%
Judy Erwin 74%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 73%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 72%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 72%
William A O'Connor 72%
William O'Daniel 71%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 62%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 60%
Susan Garrett 60%
Robert Madigan 60%
Larry Bomke 58%
Carl Hawkinson 58%
James Meyer 56%
Walter Dudycz 54%
William Mahar 53%
Todd Sieben 53%
Tim Johnson 52%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 51%
John Maitland, Jr. 49%
Patrick O'Malley 49%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 48%
Gwenn Klingler 45%
IL State House 82 Jim Durkin Republican 44%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 43%
Doris Karpiel 43%
Dick Klemm 43%
Kathleen Parker 43%
William Peterson 43%
Stanley Blake Weaver 43%
Rosemary Mulligan 41%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 40%
Dave Sullivan 40%
David Wirsing 40%
Wendell Jones 39%
Thomas Walsh 39%
William Black 38%
Robert Biggins 37%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 37%
Kirk Dillard 36%
N. Duane Noland 36%
Vincent Persico 36%
Frank Watson 36%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 36%
James Philip 35%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 34%
Brent Hassert 33%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 33%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 32%
John Jones 32%
Judith Myers 32%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 32%
Sidney Mathias 31%
Tom Ryder 31%
Douglas Hoeft 30%
Gerald Mitchell 30%
Timothy Osmond 30%
Carole Pankau 30%
Lee Daniels 29%
Laura Kent Donahue 29%
Carolyn Krause 28%
J. Burzynski 27%
Ron Stephens 27%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 26%
Patricia Lindner 26%
Edward Petka 26%
Arthur Tenhouse 26%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 25%
Kathleen Wojcik 25%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 24%
Richard Myers 23%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 23%
Suzanne Bassi 22%
Elizabeth Coulson 22%
Andrea Moore 22%
David Winters 21%
Anne Zickus 21%
Thomas Lee Johnson 20%
Terry Parke 20%
Cal Skinner 20%
Mary Lou Cowlishaw 16%
Steven Rauschenberger 16%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 14%
Ronald Wait 14%
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 12%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 12%
Eileen Lyons 12%
John Turner 12%
I. Ronald Lawfer 10%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 10%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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